Which gloves are better?


May I know which gloves are better for my Martial Arts Phoenix Strike Assassin?
I’m at 75 all resistance in Hell with & without the gloves.

Cruel Claw - Vampirebone Gloves (Crafted)
+1 to Martial Arts (Assassin Only)
+20% Increased Attack Speed
3% Life stolen per hit
+10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15 to Dexterity
+19 to Life
Repairs 1 Durability in 33 seconds


Raven Knuckle - Gauntlets (Rare)
10% Chance to cast level 3 Nova when struck
+2 to Martial Arts (Assassin Only)
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+76% Enhance Defense
+15 to Strength
Poison Resist +29%

Thank you as your feedback is important to me.

The second one of course.

Hi CrazyMage,

Why second as there’s no crushing blow?

Thank you.

Phoenix strike has got no use for crushing blow. The first one is more of s smiter gloves.

Hi CrazyMage,

Thanks for your reply.
I am kinda new to Assassin and I would like to know more.
So to say Phoenix Strike (Charged Skill) + Dragon Claw (Finisher) does not have any crushing blow?

I don’t seems to find any info or even Google showing what skills have crushing blow.

Thank you.

They have crushing blow but for it to be useful you need to hit fast and in succession with a melee skill. Also, you need way more than mere 10%. You get more damage out of +1 more to martial arts.
Dragon talon is the skill which highly profits from cb because you hit almost 7 times per second.

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Depends on your finisher, but probably the second one as higher skill points is better for Phoenix Strike.

Crushing Blow is more important for a Dragon Talon kicker or a Blade Fury Assassin.